Thursday, May 10, 2012

Still life

The Vegas paintings did not turn out as well as expected. Disappointing. 
Back at home, I decided to paint fruit and veg in the studio. Generally I paint still lifes every year for auctions or whatever, but this turned into a whole series.
My sister was always telling me to get rid of stuff. “Take a picture of it and then get rid of it.” I added some objects to the pictures but I did not get rid of the objects.
I am pleased with the results. I like the paintings and they were fun to do. They are not very exciting though the way a plein air painting seems to be, when it turns out well. 
This is still painting reality, but easier—much easier. No wind, no running out of sun time. And you can eat some of the stuff when you are done.

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